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1998 ford taurus: engine dies..shifting..gear, drive or reverse

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1998 ford taurus engine dies when shifting into gear, drive or reverse .
after warming up for about twenty to thirty minutes transmission works
normal.fluids are good and no codes.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 years ago.

Hello Kelly


I'm Chris, Thanks for allowing me to help you here on Just Answer.


If you hold a little bit of throttle pressure to about 1500 rpms and it still dies then you have a transaxle concern with low fluid pressure to the torque converter. If this stops the stalling issue then you have a faulty idle air control valve.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
thank you
power braking above 2000 rpm and the motor wont die,im looking for a repair or replace recomindation and why does it work normal after a complete warm up?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 6 years ago.
Once the idle air control warms up it is more able to move especially when its worn out and weak or binding.
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